Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre


Common toadCommon toad (

Bufo bufo

Steve Smith
At the KMBRC we are responsible as data custodians, to ensure the records we hold are as accurate and up to date as possible. To this end, we offer a range of help and support to people who are interested in supplying wildlife records to us. This ranges from answering queries on the phone or by email, to organising a range of courses and events to help people better understand how data can be recorded and collated and how the information might be used.

Identification Tips

Key points to bear in mind when identifying species.

Grid References

This comprehensive help guide is designed to explain how to use grid references from the basics upwards.

The McClintock Library

KMBRC has a library of ID guides and other relevant literature, available to anyone.

Recording Courses

Kent has a thriving recording community and there are a wealth of short courses, study days and residential courses available to help you at beginnner and intermediate level.

Recording Events

Don't miss the exciting wildlife events, study days and conferences around the County. Something for everyone, whatever age or ability!